Manila City Mayor Joseph Estrada allocated Php300 million for the upgrade of ‘Ospital ng Maynila’ in order to extend free, complete and prime hospital services for Manilenos.
Mayor Estrada assured a free and complete health service from the six hospitals in Manila.
The said amount aims to repair the whole building of the Ospital ng Maynila, purchase innovative equipment, renovate and beautify the said hospital.
Dr. Perez said that the previous administration did not give Manilenos enough service and usually the patients are transferred to other hospitals due to lack of equipment in OsMa, particularly the laboratories and other medical procedures.
“Matagal na panahon mula noong itinatag ang Ospital ng Maynila noong 1969, wala namang CT Scan at MRI. First time after 47 years ay nagkaroon na tayo,” saad ni Perez. “Noon, libre nga pero kulang sa gamot at kulang din sa mga laboratoryo kaya na-se-send out din [ang pasyente].
Halimbawa may ni-request yung doctor, ipapagawa doon [ang procedure] sa labas.”
Perez expects that Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will recognize Ospital ng Maynila as Center of Excellence, the highest award for hospitals giving prime medical service to patients and good management and operation.
“Pati mga comfort room sirang-sira noon. Ngayon, pinalitan lahat pati flooring. Pati mga toilet bowl, lahat.
Maganda saka mabango na.”
The OsMa is the prime healthcare provider in the city and considered as the first ever hospital owned by the whole Manila.
On January 31, OsMa will be celebrating its 47th founding anniversary.
OsMa serves at least five hundred patients everyday for free.